Great Software, but it’s all about God

We have great software that uniquely enhances your ability to study the Bible, but when all is said and done, it’s not about our software. It’s about the magnificent Word of a mighty God, who desires to communicate truth to you that can change your life.

Vineyards in Israel

Vineyards in Israel

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Spokane River Sunset

Spokane River Sunset

Spokane River Sunset

Spokane River Sunset

Spokane River Sunset

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Lovingkindness in the Morning

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; For in thee do I trust: Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; For I lift up my soul unto thee. – Psalm 143:8

Cascade Lakes near Sun River

One of the Cascade Lakes near Sun River

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God has Absolute Control

God has absolute control over man, earth, heaven and hell. Man is real; Earth is real. Heaven is real; and hell is real. The Bible talks about all these things. So which way is your life going?

Snow capped peaks north of Mount Bachelor

Snow capped peaks north of Mount Bachelor

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Perseverance In Prayer

Mount Bachelor, Oregon

Mount Bachelor, Oregon

Prayer works, we just need to continue and not give up.  This is called perseverance in prayer. The prayer of Elijah, which stopped the rain from heaven and later opened heaven’s floodgates, was an example of a long series of his mighty prayers and pleadings with God. If we Christians would remember that perseverance in prayer is necessary for it to be effective and victorious!

James 5:16 … pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working. 17 Elijah was a man of like passions with us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain; and it rained not on the earth for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again; and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Prayer and hope in God is a great thing.

Mount Bachelor, Oregon

Mount Bachelor, Oregon

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Restoration and Grace

The Lord is always in the restoration business because He knows we are frail failing sinners that need grace. In the gospel of Luke, Jesus knowing Peter would deny Him three times, prayed for Peter that his faith would not fail, Peter failed, but not faith. Luke 22:32
but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Peter failed many times, over and over again. But he experienced a rebounding grace. Look at how Peter writes in his epistles about “like precious faith” but still notice Peter’s impatience with The Lord asking three times, do you love me.

So when we fail, be encouraged, God will restore us. Psalms 23:3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Multnomah Falls Oregon

Multnomah Falls Oregon

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His Kingdom is Better than Anxiety

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Lots of Colors from a Computer

Lots of Colors from a Computer

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The Word of God

The Word of God comes to us in a form of a Book, The Bible. This is from Martin Luther who appreciated the Bible as a book. A book inspired by God so we can read it.

Wheat fields

Wheat fields

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The Lord, My Rock

2 Samuel 22:47 “

The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,

Rock in Spokane River

Rock in Spokane River

Psalms 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake, Lead me and guide me.

Spokane River

Spokane River


Psalms 40:2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.

Psalms 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

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God is the Author

God is the author.  God is the author of life, DNA, faith and the Bible.  In Genesis chapter one, the Bible says that “God created the earth and the heavens.  In Hebrews chapter twelve Jesus, the son of God is the author of faith.  In Hebrews 12 it says “…looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,”.   DNA is the code used my almost all living plants, animals and man to decide how a biological system should be constructed protein by protein. God as a biological software engineer designed DNA.

Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho - Sunset

Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho – Sunset

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Leadership is Courage and Obedience to God

Joshua in the Bible learned that leadership is courage and obedience to God.

Vineyards in Israel

Vineyards in Israel

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Ephesians – the Grand Canyon of the Bible

Someone has called the book of Ephesians the Grand Canyon of the Bible because of the vivid pictures, descriptions, and talk about God and Christ, coupled with applications for our Christian lives.

The book of Ephesians and Romans both lay out the basic doctrines of the Christian life. Ephesians is short — just 6 chapters; Romans is longer.

Ephesians is divided into two sections: part 1 and part 2. The first part, chapters one through three, is all about what God has done for us in Christ, so that He could get all the glory. The second part, chapters four through six, is about how Christ enables us to apply what God has done to our daily lives.  So the first section is doctrine, the second is application. The first section is all about what is in the enchilada (doctrine), and the second section is how to eat and enjoy the enchilada for lunch (application).

Tel Arad, Israel

Tel Arad, Israel, about 40 miles South of Jerusalem

There are two great prayers in Ephesians (and one mention of prayer).

Eph 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Tel Arad, Israel

Tel Arad, Israel

Tel Arad, Israel is about 40 miles South of Jerusalem.

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